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Film Biz Recycling, NYC's best kept secret is shutting down - Metro.us

Film Biz Recycling, NYC's best kept secret is shutting down - Metro.us | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Early last week Film Biz Recycling, a seven-year-old Gowanus based nonprofit that rents, sells and donates used furniture, and props from film and television productions announced that it was shutting its doors for good.
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Green shopping the way to go - News24

Green shopping the way to go - News24 | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
New green building ratings mean the Vandamp;A Waterfront is one of the greenest places in Cape Town.
The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded both Victoria Wharf and the BP building 4-star “existing building” ratings, reflect...
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Solar energy to power Japan’s future | Hydrogen Fuel News

Solar power could eventually replace fossil fuels and uranium in Japan.It is no secret that Japan is looking for alternative energy sources to replace traditional and less environmentally friendly sources of power like uranium and fossil fuels, but it appears that solar energy is the country’s preferred source of renewable power.One by one, oil-fired plants that once fueled the country’s economy are being shut down.

After the Fukushima disaster, support for nuclear power as an energy source declined. As many as 43 nuclear power plants have had to be shut down following the disaster at the nuclear power plant that occurred after the devastating 2011 tsunami. Since then, solar power has been viewed as a viable substitute.

 


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Green Construction: How to Build an Eco-Friendly Home

Green Construction: How to Build an Eco-Friendly Home | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Many green construction options and energy efficient products have become available over the past few years, from surface materials to appliances.
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Diesel cars could be banished as Britain ordered to cut air pollution

Diesel cars could be banished as Britain ordered to cut air pollution | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Transport experts have predicted that diesel cars will be phased out as part of government plans to cut air pollution
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Mandating Sustainability: New program helps small businesses unlock ... - MiBiz

Mandating Sustainability: New program helps small businesses unlock ... - MiBiz | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
West Michigan OEMs have started to spread their firsthand knowledge on sustainable business practices throughout their supply chains to help shorten t...
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Audi Has Made Diesel From Water And Carbon Dioxide

Audi Has Made Diesel From Water And Carbon Dioxide | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
It’s the holy grail in energy production: produce a fuel that is both carbon neutral and can be poured directly into our current cars without the need to retrofit.

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Audi has successfully made a clean, carbon neutral form of diesel fuel known as "e-diesel". This will drastically change cars and fuel research in the future. Developments like these show the growth and change of industry as a whole. 

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20 Miles of Solar Panels Give Bikers Shelter Along Highway | Gadgets, Science & Technology

20 Miles of Solar Panels Give Bikers Shelter Along Highway | Gadgets, Science & Technology | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Connects the towns of Daejeon and Sejong (around 20 miles apart) a few hours from the capital city of Seoul, South Korea, this two-lane bike path provides ...

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More money means more trees in US cities. — Environmental Health News

More money means more trees in US cities. — Environmental Health News | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it

Residents in major U.S. cities are more likely to have tree-filled neighborhoods if they have higher household incomes, which could lead to both environmental and health disparities, experts warn.


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5 eco-friendly trends radically transforming foodservice - Fast Casual

5 eco-friendly trends radically transforming foodservice - Fast Casual | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Restaurants are going green and implementing sustainable practices to conserve energy and provide healthier offerings.
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Bill makes solar power a smart move for homeowners - WXIA-TV

Bill makes solar power a smart move for homeowners - WXIA-TV | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
The Solar Power Free Market Financing Act will make it easier to put solar panels on rooftops.
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High Costs Put Cracks in Glass-Recycling Programs - Wall Street Journal

High Costs Put Cracks in Glass-Recycling Programs - Wall Street Journal | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Glass recycling is becoming too expensive in some parts of the U.S., placing a growing burden on towns and businesses and leading some cities to exclude glass from their recycling programs or household pickups.
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China builds more solar panels in Q1 2015 than France’s entire capacity

China builds more solar panels in Q1 2015 than France’s entire capacity | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
China’s relentless pursuit of renewable energy infrastructure has been shown once again after its government confirmed it had added more than 5GW of clean energy to its hungry grid.

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Ghana's bicycle which is creating jobs while it saves the soil - The Guardian

Ghana's bicycle which is creating jobs while it saves the soil - The Guardian | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
By using an abundant - and green - crop, the Bamboo Bikes Initiative has won international prizes
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We're Launching a Quest about Solar Panels - Voice of San Diego

We're Launching a Quest about Solar Panels - Voice of San Diego | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Rooftop solar is on the rise in San Diego but the industry’s at a key crossroads that could shift its future.
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Green Construction: How to Build an Eco-Friendly Home

Green Construction: How to Build an Eco-Friendly Home | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
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3D Print Objects Using Plastic From Old Car Dashboards — Dutch Startup ‘Refil’ Offers New Filament

3D Print Objects Using Plastic From Old Car Dashboards — Dutch Startup ‘Refil’ Offers New Filament | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
While 'additive' manufacturing is often looked at as being environmentally friendly when compared its 'subtractive' manufacturing counterpart, since there is li

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3D Print Objects Using Plastic From Old Car Dashboards —  ‘Refil’ Offers New Filament http://3dprint.com/61878/car-dashboard-3d-filament/

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Tesla's Big Bet: Batteries For Energy Storage A 'Major New Product' - Green Car Reports

Tesla's Big Bet: Batteries For Energy Storage A 'Major New Product' - Green Car Reports | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Tomorrow night, if its strong hints are accurate, Tesla Motors will announce that it plans to offer lithium-ion battery packs for home and business energy storage.
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The Most Earth-Friendly Courses

The Most Earth-Friendly Courses | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Ron Whitten examines some of the most earth-friendly courses
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Renewable energy good for environment, economy - Detroit Free Press

Renewable energy good for environment, economy - Detroit Free Press | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
The business sector is increasingly interested in renewable energy because it can reduce the cost of making goods and opens opportunities for more investment in Michigan.
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Less than 1% of Swedish trash ends up in a landfill

Less than 1% of Swedish trash ends up in a landfill | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
It’s difficult to imagine a world without trash, but Sweden seems to be heading in the right direction with less than one per cent of its trash actually reaching landfills
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20 Miles of Solar Panels Give Bikers Shelter Along Highway | Gadgets, Science & Technology

20 Miles of Solar Panels Give Bikers Shelter Along Highway | Gadgets, Science & Technology | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Connects the towns of Daejeon and Sejong (around 20 miles apart) a few hours from the capital city of Seoul, South Korea, this two-lane bike path provides ...

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Making commercial buildings more environmentally-friendly – Greener Ideal

Making commercial buildings more environmentally-friendly – Greener Ideal | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
With all these new environmental innovations being put into place, how can those who own or rent commercial buildings be sure they’re doing their best to reduce their environmental footprint?
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9 building materials made entirely from waste products

9 building materials made entirely from waste products | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Building with Waste, a new book about, well, you can guess, may not sound like it should top your holiday reading list – but, construction geeks as we are, we found its premise fascinating.
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Policy: Five priorities for the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Nature.com

Policy: Five priorities for the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Nature.com | Green construction and sustainable development practices | Scoop.it
Restructure data-gathering and evaluation networks to address climate change, energy, food, health and water provision, say Yonglong Lu and colleagues.
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